Welcome to the project blog! Here you will find short articles created by members of the project team detailing new research, elements of the technical development process and our participation at conferences and events.
This post introduces the Exchequer to explain what it was, why it matters and its place in the history of St Stephen's. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the cloister, bell tower and vicars' houses of the former College were in the possession of the Auditor and Tellers of the Exchequer of Receipt. These officials remodelled the site to form townhouses and office space for themselves and their families right at the heart of the Palace of Westminster. . This post argues that the tenancy of Exchequer officers at St Stephen's offers means to take a broader view of institutional history to situate the Exchequer of Receipt in government and identify the significance of St Stephen's as administrative and political space.